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Agriculture

  • Opportunities to maximize woodlands

    Maximizing every bit of profit from a farm is one of the keys to success. One thing that may not be at the top of Kentucky landowners’ minds is their farm’s woodlands. You should be thinking about and managing your woodlands just like crops, fields, gardens or other agricultural endeavors. You can benefit by understanding the forest industry and learning basic forestry concepts, such as how to control light and density and how to manage pests to steward a healthier, more sustainable forest.

  • Institute for Future Ag

    LaRue County High School junior Jasmine Benningfield recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Benningfield and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 10-14 at Murray State University for an additional 46 students.

  • Farm Calendar

    LaRue County Farmer’s Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is located in the American Legion parking lot at 636 S. Lincoln Blvd (by the big tank). The market will open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions or more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401 or daniel.carpenter@uky.edu.

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Thrips Can Be Cause of “Mystery Bites”
  • Farm Life

    Ryan Bivens, owner and operator of Fresh Start Farms, took advantage of the dry weather on Thursday, June 14 to harvest a field of wheat on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

  • Farm Calendar

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is located in the American Legion parking lot at 636 S. Lincoln Blvd (by the big tank). The market will open on Thursday June 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be open every Thursday after. Questions can be directed to the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401 or daniel.carpenter@uky.edu.

    Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

  • Kentucky soybean farmers monitor China

    Kentucky’s soybean farmers are busy in the fields this time of year, but that certainly doesn’t keep them from keeping a watchful eye on what’s going on with international trade.

  • Farmers for America

    A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at The Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown.

  • Take control of weeds

     Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens. After some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it. 

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table. 

  • Ag, Manufacturing Interests to Meet at LAND Forums

    LaRue County manufacture and agriculture leaders have a unique opportunity to join together in LAND forums that will be held across the state this summer.

    The LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development) forums open on June 11 at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Enrichment Center in Burlington and June 12 at the London Community Center. Additional forums are scheduled Aug. 1 in Cave City, Aug. 2 in Murray, and Sept. 26 in Shelbyville.